Quique S. Flores: 'We have a profound respect for them'

Quique Sanchez Flores has full confidence in his players and knows they will present a good image against Velencia. The manager stated 'We've been looking for the turning point for a long time and I think that there's a good chance it may come against Unay Emery´s team. It's true that in not finding form, We're touching rock bottom. We're looking to play a solid game for ourselves and our supporters.'
The manager didn't hestitate to praise the red and white supporters in assuring: 'We have a profound respect for them. They know that the players are our best asset. If Forlán has a good game and scores two goles, no doubt that they'll get behind him. They're supporters who appreciate the effort and work rate of the players. We're going to put everything into this game with our fans behind us, because without their backing, the whole thing would be more complicated. Although I believe that first, we should give before we receive. The red and white crowd always gives.' He pointed out.
The Atletico coach took great care in saying: 'We've tried to get back on the track we were on at the start of the season. The season hasn't turned out how we expected and this hasn't allowed us to obtain the required equilibrium. We haven't lost the touch entirely, but it's proving very difficult to get it back. The only aim for tomorrow is to vent a little anger and show some courage. We're up against Valencia, a tough and tricky rival that is very confident and has a lot of experience in this type of encounter.'
Quique was reluctant to talk about his future at the red and white club and said that: 'Football isn't going to change and it'll always be this way. I've always worked under pressure, I'm used to it. My conscience is clear as far as my job is concerned, although it's true that I haven't gotten the best out of the team. The support has always behaved excellently with regard to Me.'

As for their up-coming league foe, Valencia, Quique also added 'We feel like we need to catch our breath, we have to play direct rivals for the european places in the games to come and we have to win and scrape together some points. We want the team to get back to the european spots, which is where We've been all season. Valencia is a solid team, consistent and they know how to vary their play. We've known how to play against them and win in the past and I hope that We can return to that level of form.The squad has been in a bad state, keeping their heads up has been very difficult. We've lost games one after the other, it's been a strange atmosphere for the new players but they've made the squad stronger, they are eager to please and up for going life and limb to acheive their goal.' He stated.
The Atletico de Madrid coach fails to see any similarities between his time at Valencia and the phase he's going through now at the Vicente Calderón based club. 'I had a very important, three year stage at Valencia, in which I brought balance to the team and acheived numerous objectives, little did I know back then that, even being fourth, I was to be sacked. I have a great love for people. So, it gives me a boost to have the backing of the people from Atletico de Madrid. Before, they stopped me in the steet to congratulate me and now they stop me to give me encouragement.'